Evaluate 1.1.2 Quality Feedback Forum

Below is a summative assessment on samples, populations, measures of central tendency I built in Study Island:

Study Island samples, population

Using Study Island allows my students to receive immediate feedback on their performance on the test I build.  I also give students feedback relating to the standard they missed on the tests.  For example on this particular test I took a screen shot of the first five students, replaced their names with student 1 – 5 for confidentiality.  As you can see I put comments in the comment box below this report.  Each student gets a grade report for the test or practice and I put notes to them on what they need to review and/or what standards they clearly understood:

Study Island feedback

Create 4.1.3 Aggregating Lesson Material

Edmodo –  offers teachers the ability to post assignments for classes of students to respond to, post to, and communicate with each other. Also, teachers and students can store a wide array of digital content including pictures, podcast, videos, projects, and more.  I have used Edmodo in my professional learning with Georgia Master Teachers.

Moodle – LMS that allows you to build courses, lessons, and student-centered activities for free.

Sophia –  complimentary tools, technology and community support to help transform the way you teach and thrive in a digital classroom.  From homework help to test-taking tips and much more, Sophia’s free resources can help you get up to speed or ahead of the game, whatever your learning style.  I have used this platform for 2 years now in my classes.  My students like the class wall and I like that I can search lessons by CCGPS standards.

Create 4.1.1 Define and Explain Learning Authoring Tools

Create 4.1.1 Define and Explain Learning Object Authoring Tools Quest

According to Wikipedia.org, “a content-authoring tool is a software application used to create multimedia content typically for delivery on the World Wide Web. Content-authoring tools may also create content in other file formats so the training can be delivered on a CD (compact disc) or in other formats for various different uses. The category of content-authoring tools includes HTML, Flash, and various types of e-Learning authoring tools.”

Free Tools:

Quizlet – This is a completely free site with educators working on creating a tool that helps with studying and practice. Users can create flashcards, create games, multiple choice quizzes, and even daily worksheets for classroom practice. There are options for uploading videos and audio recordings.
Slideshare – This is actually a free Web 2.0 based slide hosting service. Users can upload files through Powerpoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenDoc formats and have the ability to video or record voice on the slides.
Hot Potatoes – includes six applications that can be downloaded as one suite that allows for the creation of six different interactive exercises. These include multiple choice, short answer; jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/order, and gap fill type questions.
Sites you pay, some for full access:
Glogster – Teachers may access a free version to create blogs. The paid versions offer more options including allowing a number of students to use the site. I love this user-friendly platform, which allows teachers to make dynamic and effective presentations.

What2Learn – Make a wide range of interactive learning games for free using the What2Learn game machine, this part is free.  Then for a fee you can add the premium edition which generates grades and reports and gives access to more games.

Smartbuilder –  Some of the functions are available free for anyone, and these functions include object library, action authoring, template library, create your own template, lesson hosting, and tutorials. Then, for a fee(per user) you can add more functions like powerpoint import, content download, scorm tracking, translation tool, review tool, and collaborate tool.

Create 3.1.3 Locating Resources Forum

My concept map was on probability.  This video is on experimental probability which I am currently teaching to 8th graders.


Vimeo experimental probability


 (The only type video I can embed in word press is youtube videos)

The following is from Khan Academy:

making predictions Khan Academy


Create 3.1.2 Fair Use and Teach Act

After reading the required articles, and others Fair Use documentation it appears that the Fair Use has been modified to accommodate online learning.  As an online instructor, one must know what is and is not fair use.  Copyright laws – which cover anything posted to the Internet must be followed or the instructor’s use must fall under Fair Use.  Simply stating that the material is used in an educational setting is not sufficient.  According to Copyright-and-Fair-Use-Issues-in-Online-Education, if an instructor, or anyone is copying work to use in an online setting instead of purchasing the material you have violated Fair Use.  Instructors cannot copy part of a textbook to keep students from buying the textbook.  The article also stated that many universities are not providing attorneys for instructors who are charged with a copyright violation.  Therefore the instructor will have to hire and pay for their own defense.

The TEACH Act allows for copyright exemptions only when the following criteria are met:

  • The institution must be an accredited, non-profit educational institution.
  • The use must be part of mediated instructional activities.
  • The use must be limited to a specific number of students enrolled in a specific class.
  • The use must either be for ‘live’ or asynchronous class sessions.
  • The use must not include the transmission of textbook materials, materials “typically purchased or acquired by students,” or works developed specifically for online uses.

The following link provides a good summation of both:



http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/distance-learning/copyright-and-fair-use-issues-in-online-education/  Retrieved March 10, 2015.


TOOL Quest Create 3.1.2

Create 3.1.1 Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons

Open source is a program where the source code, or programming language, is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design at no charge.  The changes that open source has manifested on the K-12 educational system because the open source software is free(or almost free) and has allowed schools to to access much more educational software.  I learned through the TOOL quests that Google is now starting and LMS called Google Classroom.  I feel many school systems that cannot afford to pay for an LMS will be trying Google Classroom.

In reference to Creative Commons License I like the No Derivatives option.  Others can copy, distribute, display and perform only original copies of your work. If they want to modify your work, they must get your permission first.  I would not want to work and publish something and someone else modify it without my permission.

https://wiki.creativecommons.org/Creative_Commons_and_Open_Educational_Resources Retrieved March 10, 2015

Create 2.1.3 Using Web 2.0 Tools To Differentiate Student Assessment

I use a variety of web tools to differentiate student assessment.  When I assign projects, many of my students make a Prezi presentation.  My students love Kahootit!  I use it as a quick review for tests.   As a math faculty we often use Google Form for students, below is an example, students enter their name, pick their teacher, period and enter answers.  We only enter the Std. number being tested on the Google Form,  Then data can be collected by student and teacher using Flubaroo.

rUnit 1 Assessment Operations with Rational Numbers